Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl
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AuthorRoald Dahl
IllustratorJohn Lawrence[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMichael Joseph
Publication date
1989[1]
Media typehardback

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl is a 1989 short story collection by Roald Dahl.[1] The book is a collection of seven of Dahl's stories published in various magazines and collections in the 1940s and 1950s. Containing much black humour, the book contains sickening and grotesque stories about ratcatching, maggot breeding, poaching, and the mysteries and eccentricities of rural life.

The first story “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life” talks about the trouble of taking a cow to be mated with a prime bull. Mr Rummins is an expert at helping the mating process, in which he can guarantee the gender of the offspring.

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  1. ^ a b c "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl." Roald Dahl Fans, 2010. 11 February 2011 <http://www.roalddahlfans.com/books/ahsw.php>.
  2. ^ Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life Good Reads.com